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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs over 170 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal practice assistants. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

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DIRECTOR OF LEGAL RECRUITING

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Legal Recruiting position in our Hartford, CT location. The Director of Legal Recruiting is responsible for directing the Firm’s legal recruitment efforts, including creating on-campus recruitment strategies for a variety of Law Schools and implementing the summer associate program, with complete oversight and management of the day-to-day recruiting activities in order to maximize the number of top law students accepting their offers to join the Firm. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on lateral recruitment, helping the Firm to identify qualified laterals to compliment thriving practices. Interface regularly with senior Firm management, lawyers at all levels, and staff from other departments. Continually create, develop and implement effective processes and best practices for all elements of the recruiting life cycle.

A bachelor’s degree is required, and a J.D. is preferred. Qualified candidates must have at least seven years of recruiting experience in a professional services firm. Superior verbal and written communication skills. The ability to handle multiple and rapidly changing priorities. Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced, high pressure environment. Professional demeanor, strong organizational and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must be creative, flexible, innovative and open to new ideas and evolving responsibilities. Must be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and follow-through to carry tasks through to completion without prompting. Ability to maintain confidentiality and address sensitive matters with appropriate discretion and diplomacy. Superior judgment and interpersonal skills.

DIRECTOR OF STAFF RECRUITING & RETENTION

We have a great opportunity for the role Director of Staff Recruiting & Retention resident in our Hartford office. Shipman & Goodwin is a full-service law firm with offices throughout Connecticut, New York and Washington, DC. The Firm’s main areas of practice include business and finance; corporate/M&A; environmental; health law; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; labor, employment and benefits; litigation; real estate and land use; school law; tax; and trusts and estates.

Reporting directly to the Chief Talent Officer, the Director of Staff Recruiting & Retention will lead the development and implementation of strategic talent acquisition, aligned with firm goals. They should proactively evaluate the entire recruiting function, strategies, and procedures, to find opportunities for improvement. Explore and implement practices allowing the firm to attract and retain top talent. Develop and implement training and professional development programs for administrative personnel. Build strong relationships throughout the firm, and deliver results in a rapidly and constantly evolving environment.

Bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum of 10 years of experience in talent acquisition, and 5 years of experience in training & development. Corporate experience is required. Law firm experience is preferred. Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills. Good project management experience.

ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - HARTFORD, CT

The Enterprise Communications Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance, design and deployment the enterprise communications systems environment by identifying systems requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring communication systems performance. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the creation of communication systems specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements.

Proven experience in a systems administrator or equivalent role. Hands on experience in Microsoft Exchange, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity, and video conference solutions. Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of network infrastructure. Experience with Microsoft Exchange, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity, and video conference solutions implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution. Ability to set up and configure communications systems hardware and software. Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies. Great at organizing, prioritizing and multitasking. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of Cisco, and/or Microsoft.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS TRAINER - HARTFORD, CT


The Information Systems Trainer conducts and coordinates all Firm information systems related training programs; develops curriculum, lesson plans and course materials and maintains employee systems training records and the Information Systems Department Staff Development Program. The incumbent will research, recommend and coordinate all external systems related training pre-approved by appropriate administrative management, but not able to be provided in-house. Above all, the Information Systems Trainer conveys a professional image dedicated to helping the Firm maximize the benefits of its communications and computer systems.

Extensive knowledge word processing, document management and associated office software suite with the ability to master usage, techniques and procedures of legal practice specific and other third-party software as used by the Firm from time to time including but not limited to that used for Internet/Intranet/web-based access, desktop publishing, electronic form completion and creation, document scanning, etc. Advanced computer skills with a working understanding of standard desktop hardware and strong technical background with excellent computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, Ability to perform well under pressure and to manage multiple projects with completing deadlines in a fast-paced environment; Dependable and able to work extended hours to meet Firm needs. Able to follow instructions and work without direct supervision.

Three years Information Systems training experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or five years combined systems training and help desk practical work experience. Ability to interface positively and effectively with a variety of individuals both inside and outside of the firm; Must have client-service mindset and strong attention to detail; and a willingness and ability to take on new tasks as assigned.

ACCOUNTING/CASH RECEIPTS SPECIALIST - HARTFORD, CT

The individual will be responsible for preparing daily cash deposit and all responsibilities related to cash receipts processing, reviewing and posting. Other responsibilities include clearing of unapplied funds and on-account fees and disbursements, back up person for trust accounting, general ledger analysis and other assigned projects.

Four year college degree in Accounting/Business not required, but preferred. Three to five years’ experience in law firm accounting department or other professional service firm preferred. Three years’ experience in cash receipts area and/or accounts payable area. Experience with Lock Box strongly preferred. Proficient with MS Excel. Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with individuals at all levels both inside and outside of the firm. Must have excellent organizational skills and demonstrate accuracy on work performed.

BILLING SPECIALIST - HARTFORD, CT

The Billing Specialist’s primary responsibilities are to monitor and track unbilled inventory for selected billing attorneys, process selected monthly billing including electronic billing while effectively communicating with attorneys and staff.

Associates Degree or equivalent, 5 to 10 years of experience with billing, electronic billing, accounting and administration. Excellent computer skills in time and billing software. Proficient knowledge of MS Excel, Outlook and Word. Ability to work independently and perform well under pressure, multi task daily, and meet all deadlines. Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with clients, firm staff and attorneys. Must have excellent organization skills and demonstrate accuracy on work performed.

NEW BUSINESS/CONFLICTS ASSISTANT - HARTFORD, CT

The Business Intake/Conflicts Assistant will support the Business Intake Analyst and New Business/Conflicts Analyst in processing conflict checks, reviewing New Business Intake (“NBI”) forms for accuracy and performing various Matter Maintenance functions. The Assistant will ensure data integrity in both conflicts and NBI processes and assure that firm matters are opened in accordance with firm policies and procedures.

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; High School degree or equivalent required; Ability to demonstrate critical thinking, strong judgment and problem solving skills; Strong technical background with excellent computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel; Excellent communication skills (particularly written); Ability to interface positively and effectively with a variety of individuals at all levels, both inside and outside of the firm, with confidence and clarity; Ability to perform well under pressure and to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment; Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision as well as collaborate with other team members; Must have client-service mindset and strong attention to detail; and Willingness and ability to take on new tasks as assigned. Preference will be given to candidate who have: Three (3) years of prior law firm work experience related to conflicts checking and/or new business intake; Knowledge of automated workflow for intake and conflict software; Knowledge of Legal Financial Systems, with a strong preference for Aderant (CMS); and knowledge of Document Management Systems (DMS), such as FileSite (iManage).

RECORDS SPECIALIST - HARTFORD, CT

We have two exciting opportunities for Records Specialists in our Hartford, CT office.

The Records Specialist will be responsible for performing the duties connected to the day-to-day operations of the Records Department. The Records Specialist will work with the Manager to assess and prioritize departmental needs. Create physical files for both new and existing matters; Monitor supply inventory; submit orders and stock shelves as necessary; Serve as primary contact with firm lawyers, staff, and outside vendors in relation to file creation, storage and retrieval, and other related customer support issues; Review boxes retrieved from offsite storage, determine matter status, and close eligible files; Determine compliance with File Closure Policy; return files to sender as necessary with requirements articulated; File open matters on the Records Center shelving, maintain organization of the Records Center files.

Bachelor’s degree preferred; High School degree or equivalent required; Industry certifications (IGP, CIP, CIPP, CDIA+, CRM) are desirable. Two (2) years of prior law firm work experience related to Records and Information Management preferred; Knowledge of Records Management Systems, such as Aderant (CMS), Elite or iManage Records Manager (IRM); Knowledge of Document Management Systems (DMS), such as FileSite (iManage); Strong technical background with excellent computer skills including proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; Ability to interface positively and effectively with a variety of individuals at all levels, both inside and outside of the firm, with confidence and clarity. Ability to perform well under pressure and to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment; Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision as well as collaborate with team members; Must have client-service mindset and strong attention to detail; and Must be able to travel to other offices as needed.

RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT - NEW YORK, NY

The Receptionist/Office Assistant requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently. Essential duties and responsibilities include: Greeting and cordially welcoming visitors, alerting appropriate individuals of the visitor(s) arrival and directing visitors to the appropriate conference room as necessary. Answer all incoming telephone calls, screening and forwarding such calls and/or taking appropriate messages.

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of related experience in a business professional setting. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Notary Public is preferred.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact:

Maria Drag
Director of Human Resources
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: mdrag@goodwin.com

No agencies please.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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